Walk Like a Buddha: Even if Your Boss Sucks, Your Ex Is Torturing You, and You're Hungover Again

Shambhala Publications

How can I be the person I want to be when I’m stuck in a job I hate? How is it possible to stay present in an era of nearly constant distractions? Can I pick someone up at a bar or club and still call myself spiritual?

This nitty-gritty guide to life for the spiritual-but-not-necessarily-religious uses Buddhist teachings to answer those burning questions and a host of others related to going out, relationships, work, and social action. Based on Lodro Rinzler’s popular advice columns, Walk Like a Buddha offers wisdom that can be applied to just the sort of dilemmas that tend to arise for anyone making even a modest attempt to walk like a Buddha—that is, to live with honesty, wisdom, and compassion in the face of whatever life surprises you with.
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LODRO RINZLER is a teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. He has taught numerous workshops and retreats. His column, "What Would Sid Do?" (Sid = Siddhartha, the Buddha), has appeared regularly on Beliefnet.com since 2009, and his posts there have also appeared in the Huffington Post.  He is the author of The Buddha Walks into A Bar.
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Shambhala Publications
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Oct 15, 2013
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Body, Mind & Spirit / Mindfulness & Meditation
Religion / Buddhism / Tibetan
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
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